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Help Salvaging a Cream Cheese Disaster!

sharyninatl Nov 21, 2012 07:15 AM

My mom was making her very decadent, yummy cheesecake that calls for 5 packages CC, 3 T flour and 1.5 C sugar. Well she had a dyslexic moment and swapped the sugar and flour. After freaking out, she started over so the cheesecake is saved. But we're left with this blob of CC, flour, sugar and I hate to just throw it out. Seems there must be SOMETHING I could do with it. Any suggestions??

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  1. greygarious RE: sharyninatl Nov 21, 2012 07:31 AM

    Try googling recipes for cheese latkes. I've never made or eaten them but recall seeing them on a cooking show. You'd need to add egg. The mixture is quite wet and is fried in at least 1/4" of oil.

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      sharyninatl RE: greygarious Nov 21, 2012 08:56 AM

      Great idea! Just looked it up, am adding ricotta too. Thanks!

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        kubasd RE: greygarious Nov 21, 2012 09:04 AM

        What a brilliant idea! I never would have thought of that, yet when I read this, it seemed so obvious!

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        lcool RE: sharyninatl Nov 21, 2012 08:29 AM

        maybe .....future use in ? me,cream of something soup,broccoli,potato,spinach,leek...
        perhaps corn or ? chowder

        If you break it into four parts,you will be down to 10oz of cream cheese,1 3/4 tsp of sugar and 3/8 c of flour.Not amounts that would have a negative effect on a decent size soup recipe.If you need to thin or reduce richness there is always water,more stock or even skim milk.The only bug is remembering the 30 minutes needed to "cook" the flour in the recipe you choose.

        divide into four,wrap and freeze and this is one time even lazy me would have a label with the measures on it and why

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          sharyninatl RE: lcool Nov 21, 2012 08:47 AM


        2. Cherylptw RE: sharyninatl Nov 21, 2012 10:39 AM

          This would make a nice cream cheese pound cake with some additions

          1. jmcarthur8 RE: sharyninatl Nov 21, 2012 02:09 PM

            You can use it in cream cheese pie crust, or in cookies. Pecan tassies would be nice this time of year.

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